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NHL Odds, Lines and Picks for All 14 Games Today – Oct. 16th

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NHL Hockey

Oct 16, 2021 · 5:00 AM PDT

Gabriel Landeskog standing in front of goalie
Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • A busy first Saturday of the NHL season sees 14 games on the slate
  • The Colorado Avalanche are -174 favorites over the St Louis Blues
  • Will the Minnesota Wild maintain their hot streak over the Los Angeles Kings?

It’s the first Saturday night of the NHL season and there’s plenty to offer bettors in the NHL odds. There are 14 games on the schedule.

The last time the Colorado Avalanche clashed the with the St Louis Blues, they were sweeping them in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Minnesota Wild didn’t face the Los Angeles Kings in the postseason but they’ll be seeking to maintain their recent dominance over the Kings.

Let’s take a look at the NHL odds for all 14 games on Saturday, October 16th, 2021.

NHL Odds – Oct. 16th

Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Arizona Coyotes +102 +1.5 (-260) O 5.5 (-118)
6pm Buffalo Sabres -120 -1.5 (+210) U 5.5 (-104)
Saturday Oct. 16 New York Islanders +112 +1.5 (-250) O 5.5 (-115)
6pm Florida Panthers -132 -1.5 (+202) U 5.5 (-105)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 New York Rangers -106 +1.5 (-300) O 6 (+100)
7:08pm Montreal Canadiens -110 -1.5 (+240) U 6 (-122)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Vancouver Canucks -130 -1.5 (+205) U 5.5 (-115)
7pm Detroit Red Wings +110 +1.5 (-255) O 5.5 (-105)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Chicago Blackhawks +152 +1.5 (-172) O 6.5 (+100)
7pm Pittsburgh Penguins -180 -1.5 (-142) U 6.5 (-122)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Dallas Stars +146 +1.5 (-194) O 5.5 (+112)
7pm Boston Bruins -174 -1.5 (+160) U 5.5 (-138)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Tampa Bay Lightning 126 -1.5 (+202) O 6.5 (-102)
7:00 p.m. Washington Capitals +108 +1.5 (-250) U 6.5 (-120)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Seattle Kraken -112 -1.5 (+240) O 5.5 (-118)
7pm Columbus Blue Jackets -104 +1.5 (-300) U 5.5 (-104)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Carolina Hurricanes -108 -1.5 (+245) O 5.5 (-115)
7pm Nashville Predators -108 +1.5 (-310) U 5.5 (-105)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 St Louis Blues +146 +1.5 (-184) O 5.5 (-118)
8pm Colorado Avalanche -174 -1.5 (+152) U 5.5 (-104)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Calgary Flames +122 +1.5 (-215) O 6.5 (-112)
10pm Edmonton Oilers -144 -1.5 (+176) U 6.5 (-110)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Winnipeg Jets -132 -1.5 (+180) O 6 (-118)
10pm San Jose Sharks +112 +1.5 (-220) U 6 (-104)
Game Time (EST) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Saturday Oct. 16 Minnesota Wild -134 -1.5 (+202) O 5.5 (-106)
10pm Los Angeles Kings +114 +1.5 (-250) U 5.5 (-114)

Odds as of October 16th at FanDuel

Avs Have Blues’ Number

Not only did the Avalanche sweep the Blues aside in last spring’s playoffs, they did so in emphatic fashion. Colorado won the four games by a combined score of 20-7.

Blues vs Avalanche Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
4/26/2021 St Louis 4 – Colorado 1 STL STL Under
5/17/2021 Colorado 4 – St Louis 1 COL COL Under
5/19/2021 Colorado 6 – St Louis 3 COL COL Under
5/21/2021 St Louis 1 – Colorado 5 COL COL Over
5/23/2021 St Louis 2 – Colorado 5 COL COL Over

The Avalanche have won nine of their last 11 games against St Louis. That includes five straight wins on home ice at the Pepsi Center.

This is the season opener for St Louis. Colorado opened the season with an impressive 4-2 home-ice victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Colorado is welcoming back head coach Jared Bednar from the COVID-19 list.

Pick: Colorado Avalanche (-174)

LA Not Wild About Facing Minny

The Wild have won three straight over the Kings. Minnesota has also come away a winner in three of the last four visits the club has made to the Staples Center.

Kings vs Wild Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
1/28/2021 Minnesota 5 – Los Angeles 3 MIN MIN Over
2/16/2021 Los Angeles 4 – Minnesota 0 LA LA Under
2/26/2021 Minnesota 3 – Los Angeles 1 MIN MIN Under
2/27/2021 Minnesota 4 – Los Angeles 3 (OT) MIN LA Over
4/23/2021 Los Angeles 2 – Minnesota 4 MIN MIN Over

Overall, the Wild have won six of the last eight from LA, although three of those games were decided in overtime. The Kings haven’t won successive games over Minny since 2019-20.

The Wild will be coming into LA off a Friday night game at the Honda Center against the Anaheim Ducks. LA opened by posting a stellar 6-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Pick: Minnesota Wild (-134).

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